My BR can't get up or down from roost

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 6girl, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. 6girl

    6girl Out Of The Brooder

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    Like the title says... I find her on the floor under the roost when I put the girls to bed, so I set her on the lowest roost, which is about 2' high. In the morning she can't/won't get down, I discovered that when I found her still there at 4pm the other day. She was mighty hungry and thirsty! Her toenails are looong, I've started trimming them but they're still not where they should be. She's a new bird to the flock, definitely low man on the totem pole, she's one of 4 that I recently integrated in. Should I try to make her a place where she won't be pooped on or just keep putting her on and off? Is it because of her feet? She's not blind, eats well. Thanks in advance for words of wisdom.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you checked her legs for an injury? Check around her vent as well for lice. How does her comb look? (bright red, or pale and shriveled)
     
  3. 6girl

    6girl Out Of The Brooder

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    She's fine, very healthy. She just doesn't like to be on the roost I guess.
     

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